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Governance of Land Use in Poland

The Case of Lodz

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Lodz – the third largest city in Poland – is undertaking several major projects that have the potential to significantly reinvigorate the economy. Following the collapse of its traditional manufacturing industries in the late 1990s, Lodz went through a period of economic decline. A series of infrastructure investments and new developments are presently transforming its city centre and increasing its transportation connectivity. Coherent land-use practices across the areas where people live and work will be critical for the city and its surrounding communities to develop in a socially, environmentally, and fiscally sustainable way. This case study of the governance of land use in Lodz illustrates many promising practices and offers guidance on how to make the governance structure and planning system more coherent and robust both in Lodz, and in Poland more generally. This is the first in a series of five case studies on the governance of land use, which will culminate in a synthesis report to be published in 2017.

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Executive summary

This case study of the governance of land use in ód illustrates many promising practices and offers guidance on how to make the governance structure and planning system more coherent and robust both in ód and in Poland more generally. ód , the third-largest city in Poland, is presently undertaking several major projects that have the potential to significantly reinvigorate the economy after a period of economic decline following the collapse of its traditional manufacturing industries in the late 1990s. A raft of infrastructure investments and new developments are transforming its city centre and increasing its transportation connectivity. Coherent land-use practices across the areas where people live and work will be critical in order for the city and its surrounding communities to develop in a socially, environmentally and fiscally sustainable way.

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